BySam Wagman

Dec 31, 2023

Michigan vs Alabama: Rose Bowl Betting Promos & Picks

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It all comes down to this. The 2024 Rose Bowl features the best of the best, a true titan’s matchup between the Michigan Wolverines and the Alabama Crimson Tide, and will take place on January 1, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

The Wolverines have been in this position all year long, buoyed by their exceptional defense and running game, while the Tide were an afterthought a few weeks ago, especially before they beat Auburn on a last-second touchdown play.

Let’s go through some of the best sportsbook promos to take advantage of as you get ready to wager on this game.

Best Michigan vs Alabama Promos

Get ready for the Rose Bowl by taking advantage of a few of the best college football promotions in the sports betting space.

Let’s go through each of the offers in the section below, and we’ll explain how each of them work.

BetMGM CFB Betting Bonus

New users to .

All you need to do is create a new BetMGM account, fill out all of the pertinent information, deposit at least $10, and enter The Game Day’s BetMGM code (GAMEDAY) to unlock this offer.

Your first wager must be $5+ and can be on any live market, including the Rose Bowl.

If your first wager wins, you get that money and the win! If it loses, no worries! You will get your original stake back in bonus bets, up to $1,500.

Bet365 CFB Betting Promo

When you sign up for, you can pick between two offers as a new user to the site.

You can either get $150 in bonus bets with a $5 first wager or get a 1K First Bet Safety Net with the promo code . The first bet safety net is basically the same thing as first bet insurance, where you get that wager insured up to $1,000 if you lose, paid back in bonus bets.

To activate these bonus bets, just sign up with the promo code and a $5+ on the Rose Bowl, or any live market on bet365.

Caesars CFB Betting Promo

and go make your first wager of at least $5!

If your bet (ideally on this matchup of college titans) loses, then you’ll be refunded back your full wager, up to $1,000, in bet credits.

FanDuel CFB Betting Promo

is giving new users $150, as long as you wager $5+ with your first bet.

This bet is as good as it sounds, because as long as you wager $5 or more, you will get $150. No promo code is needed for this offer, so go bet on the Crimson Tide to win the Rose Bowl.

DraftKings CFB Betting Promo

Just like Fanduel, is giving out $150 in free bets to new users, as long as you bet $5 or more with your initial wager.

A slight difference for DraftKings’ is that you will get the bonus bets whether you win or lose your bet, which sure is nice.

Michigan vs Alabama State Betting Odds & Storylines

Spread: Michigan -1.5 (-110, )

Over/Under: 44.5 (DraftKings)

Moneyline: Michigan -122 (DraftKings), Alabama +106 (FanDuel)

Alabama comes into this game as the undisputed hottest team in the country, from when their backs were against the wall with under ten seconds remaining in the Iron Bowl vs Auburn, to holding off the previously undefeated Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC championship game. They earned their spot, with quarterback Jalen Milroe putting up a Heisman-worthy performance the second half of the season.

Michigan, on the other hand, has looked a bit stale offensively in their last couple games. They put up 30 points on Ohio State, but mostly suffocated the Buckeyes with their running game and top-notch defense. If he needs to, can J.J. McCarthy put the team on his back and fire the ball through the air?

This matchup looks to be the game with less of a point total than the other semifinal, with Michigan’s defense set to be a major factor.

Rose Bowl Best Bet

Michigan vs Alabama ML (+106)

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I keep coming away from my analysis on this game and thinking: “How is there any scenario where Alabama doesn’t just run away with this season after the way they got here?" They make a great case, with Milroe on the hot streak that he is, going against a defense that hasn’t truly been tested this season.

There’s too many reasons that Alabama wins this game for me to go against them. The loss of OL standout Zak Zinter for Michigan is tough to ignore, as well as the fact that the last solid rushing quarterback the Wolverines faced was Max Duggan last year of TCU, and he shredded them on the ground.

Alabama can win in the trenches against this power-rushing game that the Wolverines have as well, and then we have to wonder whether they can make explosive plays through the passing game, and McCarthy has only thrown ONE touchdown pass in the Wolverines’ past five games.

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Sam Wagman

Sam is the Sports Content Editor for The Game Day. He has been in the sports media industry for 4 years, with stints at VegasInsider, Footballguys, and Fantasy Points. Sam specializes in fantasy football content creation and strategy as well as sports betting content strategy with an NFL and PGA focus. Originally from Philadelphia, he enjoys all Philly sports despite now living in Florida. He enjoys playing tennis, pickleball, and golf -- while constantly struggling to break 80 on the course.

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